Scallops in Cheese Sauce

I cooked something a little different today — scallops in a cheese sauce with dill, green onion, and pea sprouts on rice. The cheese sauce was basic — a few tablespoons of butter with a few tablespoons of flour dissolved in it, and then about a cup and a half each of milk and grated cheese (add the milk to the butter/flour over medium heat and stir in the cheese when it starts to thicken), and the scallops were pan fried for a few minutes in a little lemon with the dill, green onion, and sprouts added about half way through the cooking. When finished this was added to the cheese sauce and then that was poured over the rice. Very simple…

Nefarious didn't like it very much because she doesn't like scallops (if it had been just veggies or shrimp she'd have wolfed it down — I might just make it again with broccoli or cauliflower or something), but other than that it was a success. I certainly enjoyed it!

We did some painting before supper as well…

Work is progressing well on my new painting, The Blind Lizard.

Another three or four hours and the base coat will be done. I'm not sure yet what kind of top coat I'm going to prepare for it… I'm probably going to do another experimental glaze because I really enjoy the way they look, even though it's kind of a gamble because you never know if it's going to wreck all the work you've put into it.

Other than that I'm going to try and get to bed early today so I can get lots of work done on ModBlog tomorrow (among other things), having taken a short break from posting there.

PS. Along those lines, I love this song, which as a point of trivia is one of the songs sent to outer space on the Voyager Probe… Good choice, but I wonder how alien civilizations will interpret it — especially alongside whale songs and the other tracks we decided were representative of the Earth's audio landscape.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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